We remember in prayer:
Sun 20 Dec 11.00am Michael O’Dwyer, Tubberadora
Thu 24 Dec 7.30pm Catherine Moloney, Ardmayle and Clonmel
Fri 25 Dec 11.00am William Dwyer, Ballytarsna; Daniel McCarthy, Bawnmore and Cashel
Sat 19 Dec 6.30pm Joseph Heffernan & Christopher & Christina Russell, Drogheda; also dec’d members of the O’ Sullivan family, Newtown, Ballinure
Sat 26 Dec 6.30pm Tom Hannon, Meldrum & Twickenham
Sun 27 Dec 9.30am Josephine Long, Clonmel
Please Pray for: Mary Hennessy Ardmayle East and London; Denis Egan, Bawnmore, London and Cashel, who died recently.
Sat 26 Dec is the feast of St Stephen, first martyr. He is honoured as a patron of deacons, stonemasons and bricklayers.
Christmas Wishes and Thanks: As priests of the parish, we wish to express sincere thanks to all who have helped in so many different ministries in the parish during the past year. We are indeed very grateful for the friendship, support and cooperation we receive from so many people. We have many loyal, committed and dedicated people in the parish and we appreciate you all. We pray that all the parishioners of Boherlahan-Dualla will find friendship, hope and peace this Christmas and that we will bring a good spirit of joy and care into 2021.
Masses for Christmas:
Boherlahan: Christmas Eve (Thu) 5.30pm & 7.30pm; Christmas morning 11.00am
Dualla: Christmas Eve (Thu) 4.30pm & 6.30pm; Christmas morning 9.30am
There will also be the usual Masses for the weekend on Saturday and Sunday. You may also avail of one of these as your attendance at Christmas Mass.
Ministers for the Month of December:
Readers: Sat. eve. Corinne O’Connell: Sun. morn. Ann Murphy and Noirin O’Dwyer
Stewards: John Foley; Kevin Maher; Johnny Ryan; Philly Ryan are among our usual collectors for December. We invite them to help at car stewarding during this month.
Stewards: Bernie Sheehy; Thomas Heffernan; Killian Darcy; Kieran O’Connor
Guidance for Parish Masses
- In accordance with public health directions, please wear a face covering when inside the church.
- We again encourage you to follow the direction of the stewards/ushers at each Mass.
- Please sanitize your hands entering and leaving the church and at all times respect physical distancing.
- The Collection Box is in the porch of the church if you wish to make a contribution.
- Holy Communion will be distributed inside and outside the church after Mass has finished.
- At the end of each Mass, we are hoping for volunteers to help in sanitizing the pews and seats. Some cloths and sanitizing liquid are available in the church. If people brought a wipe and sanitizer with them and looked after the pew they are using this would be very helpful.
- In the porches of the churches there is a copy book where we invite you to sign your name.
- We ask everyone to use good common sense in respecting all the protocols. We thank you for your wonderful cooperation thus far.
Novena Mass, Boherlahan: Mass on next Monday will be at 10.00am. Some children from Scoil San Isadóir will attend.
Booking of Masses: anniversary Masses etc. continue to be offered as usual. Bookings may be made by contacting the sacristan or either of the priests of the parish.
Christmas Priests Collection: The Christmas Priests Collection was taken up last weekend. We sincerely thank the many generous people in our parish who are so loyal in supporting these collections. You may place your envelope in the box in the porch of the church or hand it in to us at any time.
Online Advent Scripture: Glenstal Abbey is offering online talks for Advent. The final one is scheduled for today Sunday 20 December @2pm. It will be live streamed, and all recordings are available at www.glenstal.com/abbey/webcam and click on ‘Talks’.
Important dates for your Calendar: Confirmation & First Holy Communion: the dates have been publicised recently. A reminder notice in the newsletter will be issued after Christmas.
Scoil San Isadóir will mark its 50th anniversary in 2021. We plan to publish a book to mark the occasion. Many of you will be in touch with family over Christmas. The committee would love to hear from them/you in relation to their/your time in school, maybe some significant memories, photos, achievements, where are they now? Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or check our facebook page.
Boherlahan Parish Hall Redevelopment Update: Planning Permission application for the redevelopment of Boherlahan Hall and associated car park is being submitted prior to Christmas to the local authority. Included in the application is an extension to the existing Boherlahan village car park into the front section of Bianconi Park, in line with the existing church boundary wall. This provision of additional parking has been mandated by the County Council Engineer to facilitate both the hall redevelopment and to alleviate existing parking and traffic management issues within the village. Funding sources for the expansion of the car park will be investigated further in 2021. Updated plans and architectural impression of proposed new Boherlahan Community Centre and car park expansion have been uploaded to the community website www.boherlahandualla.ie. Please return any comments or suggestions to email@example.com.
ALONE manage a national support line and additional supports for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Professional staff are available to answer queries and give advice and reassurance where necessary. The support line is open seven days a week, 8am – 8pm by phoning 0818 222 024, and will remain open over the Christmas period.
Youth 2000 Christmas eRetreat 2020 is now live. Join free at www.youth2000.ie